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Pakistan: Christians protest after deadly blasts outside churches

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By Euronews
Pakistan: Christians protest after deadly blasts outside churches

<p>Two suicide bombers have reportedly blown themselves up in Lahore, killing more than a dozen people and injuring many more. </p> <p>The attacks happened outside churches in a predominantly Christian area of the Pakistani city. A Taliban splinter group has claimed responsibility.</p> <p>In the aftermath, police say angry mobs burned to death a man they suspected of being involved – and attempted to lynch another. </p> <p>The attacks also unleashed anger in Karachi, where protesters burned tyres and chanted anti-terrorism slogans. </p> <p>“We strongly condemn the act and we demand the government provides protection to all places of worship of all religions.Minorities are insecure and want security,” said Father Bernard Yousus Bhatti, a local Christian community leader. </p> <p>Many Christians, who make up less than two percent of Pakistan’s population, accuse the government of not doing enough to keep them safe.</p> <p>They claim politicians are quick to offer condolences after an attack, but are slow to improve security.</p>